Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Ogun State, Hon. Funmi Efuwape has warned that markets where the use of facemask was not enforced would be closed down for two months.
Efuwape who observed that the use of facemask is currently below average warned the people not to face the wrath of the law before doing the right thing, adding that the use of the mask was for their own safety.
The Ogun State commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hon. Funmi Efuwape gave this warning when she went out on enforcement and sensitisation tour to Lafenwa, Kuto, Adatan, Siun and Sagamu Markets in Abeokuta North, Abeokuta South, Obafemi Owode, and Sagamu Local Government Areas of Ogun State to ensure compliance with the government directive on the use of facemask by the people of the State.
” We are coming back in a week to see if our people adhere to the use of facemask, we will go round by Monday to make sure that our people adhere to the use of facemask, any market that we find not adhering to the directive of the state government will be closed, such market will be closed for at least two months so that it will serve as a deterrent to others, we will use one market as an example,” she said.
She urged market women, food and meat sellers in the various markets to cultivate the habit of covering their produce, saying this would go a long way at ensuring that food items were well protected against droplets that were associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.
In their separate remarks, Chief (Mrs.) Olasande Oduwaye, Iya loja, Falawo market, Sagamu and also the market leader, Remo and Alhaja Iswatu Adewuyi, Iyaloja, Kuto market thanked the state government for looking after their welfare, promising that they would do everything necessary to ensure that markets across the state remains a safe place for the people of the state.